PROJ 598 Entire Course PROJ 598 Week 1 DQ 1 Overview of the Project Procurement Processes PROJ 598 Week 1 DQ 2 Building Trust PROJ 598 Week 2 Project Assignment Part I (PP1 RFP Section 1) PROJ 598 Week 2 DQ 1 Contract Risk PROJ 598 Week 2 DQ 2 Why Do We Need Contracts PROJ 59..
PROJ 598 Final Exam (TCO H) What is the maximum value of a verbal contract? (Points : 5) (TCO F) Which is not part of the award phase of the contract management process? (Points : 5) (TCO D) What are two major types of authority applicable to a contract manager/project manager? ..
PROJ 598 Week 1 DQ 1 What are the four unique differences of the four procurement processes? Why are these processes fundamental to managing project procurement? ..
PROJ 598 Week 1 DQ 2 Building Trust How do you feel intuitively about building trust in an organization? What do you think are the key ingredients in building a trusting relationship? I feel that trust in organizations is a top priority because the lack of trust can be destructive for any organiz..
PROJ 598 Week 2 Course Project - Part I (PP1) - RFP Section 1 Part I (PP1) Assignment: Select one of the three RFP procurement cases listed below (A New Practice Field, An Environment Impact Study, and an Inventory Control System) for your Course Project. Use the RFP te..
PROJ 598 Week 2 DQ 1 Contract Risk What are some of the sources of risks associated with contracts? Cite examples of risks that you have encountered (not necessarily in writing) when purchasing things in your own personal or professional life. What are the sources of these risks identified ..
PROJ 598 Week 2 DQ 2 Why Do We Need Contracts Why do we need contracts at all? Why would buyers and sellers differ in their overall assumptions? What are specific frameworks of contract development that address potential problems or issues? Is there any specific type of contract developm..
PROJ 598 Week 3 DQ 1 Bid v. No Bid There are two distinct sides of any negotiation. In many cases, people tend to review contract negotiation from the buyer’s perspective. However, no analysis of contracts and negotiations would be complete without considering the seller’s perspective on bid part..
PROJ 598 Week 3 DQ 2 Potential Conflict - Buyers And Sellers Class, page 100 of our text mentions best practices for buyers and sellers in the pre-award phase. Do you see any potential conflicts between the two sets of suggestions? For best practices in the seller’s list, explore a conflict from ..
PROJ 598 Week 4 Course Project Assignment Project Part II (PP2) Part II (PP2) Assignment: Project Part 2 (PP2) entails completing the remaining sections of the Request for Proposal (RFP) that was selected and prepared for Project Part 1 (PP1). Background: The project ..
PROJ 598 Week 4 DQ 1 Contract Pricing Using alternatives specified in Chapter 8 (Garrett, pages 124-127), discuss what kind of contract pricing might be best for the following procurement situations. Arrange to select a topic “round robin style” so that you select the next topic that has not alre..
PROJ 598 Week 4 DQ 2 Source Selection Read the “Peach Computer Company” Case found in the Case Study Area of Doc Sharing, and discuss the following: What are the main issues in the case, and how would you begin to resolve them using some of the concepts we have discussed in class? What alte..
PROJ 598 Week 5 DQ 1 Best Practices Class: In Chapter 9 of our World Class Contracting text, the section, Best Practices: 45 Actions to Improve Results, lists 45 actions to improve results in the contract award phase. Pick a few of these best practices that you have seen successful in action and ..
PROJ 598 Week 5 DQ 2 Negotiating Case Study Read and review the “BBC vs. Info R Us” Case located in Doc Sharing, let’s discuss the following questions: How should Dan, as the contract manager, prepare for his negotiating session with BBC? How does this relate to the negotiating assignment? Wh..
PROJ 598 Week 5 You Decide You are Chris and Pat Smith, entrepreneurs with five years of experience investing in small businesses. Eighteen months ago you decided to invest in a catering venture with two chefs, J. P. Martin and L. L. Miller, who have culinary science degrees and five years ..
PROJ 598 Week 6 Course Project Part III (PP3) - Formal Proposal Submission Part III (PP3) Assignment: PP1 and PP2 were designed to highlight TCOs A, B, C, D, and E. In terms of textbook coverage, PP1 dealt with material in Chapters 1 through 8. In contrast, PP3 covers all of t..
PROJ 598 Week 6 DQ 1 Getting the Job Completed Why is it sometimes difficult to get suppliers to complete the final work activities? Do you have any experiences to share or observations related to interesting examples around us? Additionally: Why is it more difficult to get fixed-price contrac..
PROJ 598 Week 6 DQ 2 World Class PMO More and more companies are using the project management discipline, internally and externally, to provide a highly focused, integrated, multifunctional solution that meets or exceeds their customers’ expectations. Project managers and CMs are working side-by-..
PROJ 598 Week 7 DQ 1 The Uniform Commercial Code TCO H is as follows: Given a claim on a major contract, analyze the role of commercial terms and conditions, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), and applicable government regulations on the outcome. Assume that you are a seller, and the buyer mak..
PROJ 598 Week 7 DQ 2 I’d like to give some advice to Based on our discussions, please offer some ideas on how you will apply the knowledge from this class to assist with future negotiations. Then, name some people, whether in public, business, or private life, whom you would like to advise on the..
PROJ 598 Week 7 Negotiation Exercise Write a three-to-five page paper about any negotiation that you have been involved in. For this assignment, preferably discuss a negotiation that did not result in the best possible solution for all parties. This negotiation can relate to a work experience, a ..
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